NY’s 1st coronavirus death confirmed, over 500 confirmed cases in the state


Pedestrian uses her phone while wearing a face mask in Herald Square, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will announce new restrictions on gatherings to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in the coming days, but he hopes to avoid closing all public events such as Broadway shows. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

There has been a death in a New York City hospital — the deceased is an 82-year-old woman.

The NY Governor Cuomo made the announcement Saturday morning.

The woman had arrived at the hospital on March 3. She had an underlying respiratory illness — emphysema which she was previously hospitalized for.

There are now 524 cases of COVID-19 in New York State.

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